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Oakland Raiders free agency tracker

Your one-stop shop to keep track of all the Oakland Raiders free agent signings and departures

Raiders add a linebacker to the roster

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Jelani Jenkins, the club announced Monday.

Jenkins joins the Raiders after spending the last four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2013 draft. 

Jenkins appeared in nine games last season (seven starts), recording 29 tackles and one pass defensed. In his four years in the league, Jenkins has played in 53 games with 34 starts, while recording 219 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed.

Jenkins best year came in 2014, when the 6-foot, 240-pounder played in 15 games and led the team with a career-high 108 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.

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Raiders re-sign LB/LS Jon Condo

The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they have re-signed linebacker and longtime long snapper Jon Condo. 

Condo is returning to the Silver & Black for his 11th season after serving as the team's long snapper since 2007, after originally joining the team's practice squad in 2006. 

The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder has played in 160 games for his career, while earning two trips to the Pro Bowl (2009 & 2011) for his excellence on special teams.

Condo is the 19th player in Raiders history to play in at least 155 games, while helping kicker Sebastian Janikowski to his fourth-highest single-season point total and punter Marquette King earn Associated Press All-Pro Second Team honors.

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Former Bills QB E.J. Manuel officially signs with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders are letting backup quarterback Matt McGloin walk during free agency but they appear to have found a new quarterback for the roster.

The team announced Monday that they have signed former Bills QB E.J. Manuel to a deal.

Manuel never lived up to the first round draft status, but had his best year his rookie season when he started 10 games, throwing for 1,972 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. While in Buffalo, Manuel worked with current Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing who was the quarterbacks coach at the time.

Manuel provides the team with a third quarterback to go along with franchise QB Derek Carr and second-year player Connor Cook.

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Andre Holmes signs with Buffalo

The Oakland Raiders roster took another hit Saturday morning as one of their wide receivers signed a deal with the Buffalo Bills.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the veteran receiver signed a three-year deal across the country.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/843167395250388992

Holmes has played with the Raiders for the last four years, appearing in 58 games. During his time in the Silver & Black, he hauled in 100 receptions for 1,451 and 12 touchdowns. Holmes has also been key to the Raiders success as one of the best special teams squads in the league. The Raiders have already lost key special teamers Brynden Trawick and Daren Bates.

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Marshawn Lynch added to running back discussion

The Oakland Raiders let Latavius Murray find a new team and it appears they are looking for another running back to join Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. 

General manager Reggie McKenzie has kicked the tires on Adrian Peterson, and it appears they are also exploring the possibility of another veteran running back.

Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN are reporting that the Raiders are looking at the idea of acquiring retired back and Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/842712459379204096

The Raiders would have to trade for the nine-year veteran as of right now, unless Seahawks general manager John Schneider decides to release him. Schneider and McKenzie have a good working relationship due to their time together with the Green Bay Packers.

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E.J. Manuel joining Raiders 

The Oakland Raiders are letting backup quarterback Matt McGloin walk during free agency but they appear to have found a new quarterback for the roster.

Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the team is signing former Buffalo Bills QB E.J. Manuel to a deal.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/842505309180645377

Manuel never lived up to the first round draft status, but had his best year his rookie season when he started 10 games, throwing for 1,972 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. While in Buffalo, Manuel worked with current Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing who was the quarterbacks coach at the time.

Manuel provides the team with a third quarterback to go along with franchise QB Derek Carr and second-year player Connor Cook.

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Raiders ink a new tight end

The Oakland Raiders went into the offseason looking to add another weapon for Derek Carr at the tight end position and missed out on Martellus Bennett a week ago. Now it appears Reggie McKenzie has found his guy, and it is the man Bennett replaced in Green Bay. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Raiders have signed Jared Cook to a two-year deal. 

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/842493233871634433

Cook is a great addition to Carr and the Raiders aerial attach that helped lead to the league's 6th-best offense as he presents an athletic body for the quarterback to throw the ball to. 

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Vikings sign Latavius Murray

The Oakland Raiders told free agent Latavius Murray that he could gauge interest in the open market and now the Raiders will have a new starting running back. 

The Minnesota Vikings announced late Wednesday night that they have signed Murray, who spent the last four years donning the Silver & Black after being drafted in the sixth round. 

Murray led the Raiders in rushing over the last two seasons, rushing for 2,278 and 20 touchdowns. Murray made his first Pro Bowl after the 2015 season when he ran for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns, then followed it up with a career-high 12 touchdown runs last season. 

With Murray out, the Raiders now have second-year running backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington as the lone backs on the roster. Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders may turn to the Vikings old starting running back, Adrian Peterson for some depth and a change-of-pace back. If they elect not to, then they may look for a reliable back early in April's draft. Stay tuned as the story develops.

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Zach Brown meeting with the Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have remained busy in the second wave of free agents and appear ready to start hosting inside linebackers.

With Dont'a Hightower seemingly out of the mix, the Raiders will host Bills linebacker Zach Brown, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/842032499354132484

This comes as starting linebacker Malcolm Smith departed across the Bay for the 49ers and Perry Riley Jr. is currently a free agent.

Oakland's defense also struggled last year, giving up the seventh most yards per game and 13th most points per game in the regular season.

Brown is coming off of a career-year, registering a high in tackles, starts and forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus ranked Brown the 17th best linebacker in the league.

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Raiders reportedly hosting Jared Cook

The Oakland Raiders may have found their tight end after missing out on Martellus Bennett, who signed with the Packers last week.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders are set to host veteran tight end Jared Cook.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/841781751156469763

Cook has played in the league for eight years, totaling 3,880 yards and 17 touchdowns while playing with the Titans, Rams and Packers. 

Cook is an athletic pass-catching tight end that has never reached his full potential but would be a good addition to the armory of weapons for quarterback Derek Carr.

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Tafur: Patterson reaches deal with Raiders

After making his rounds to potential suitors, it appears that former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson has reached a deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to The Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

https://twitter.com/victafur/status/841485844858859521

Patterson has shown flashes of his playmaking ability since being drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft but seems to disappear at times. He finished with a career-high 52 catches last year, but only for 453 yards.

He's a proven solid kickoff returner, averaging 31.7 yards with five career kickoff return touchdowns, which may be key if Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington see more playing time as running backs.

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Andre Holmes to Detroit?

The Raiders already lost cornerback DJ Hayden to the Detroit Lions and now they may be losing another one of their key contributors. 

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that wide receiver Andre Holmes is visiting the Lions.

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/840581911948976128

Holmes is a backup wide receiver but has been a key contributor to the special teams squad. The Raiders have already lost fellow special teamers Daren Bates, Brynden Trawick and Nate Allen. 

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Cordarrelle Patterson to visit Oakland

The Oakland Raiders may head into the 2017 season without running back Latavius Murray, possibly leaving Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington splitting first-team reps. Both players are key contributors on special teams, which the Raiders may want to change with their increased workload.

General manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders may have an answer in former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting the playmaker is set to visit Oakland.

Patterson has shown flashes of his playmaking ability since being drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft but seems to disappear at times. He finished with a career-high 52 catches last year, but only for 453 yards.

He's a proven solid kickoff returner, averaging 31.7 yards with five career kickoff return touchdowns. 

Raiders sign veteran offensive tackle

After losing Menelik Watson to the Denver Broncos, the Raiders went out and added some depth to their offensive line. The Raiders signed veteran tackle Marshall Newhouse for their first free-agent acquisition of 2017. 

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/840423328045240321

Newhouse has been in the league for seven years, playing for the Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants. Newhouse is another versatile lineman that has played tackle and guard.

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D.J. Hayden-era in Oakland ends

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's made Houston cornerback DJ Hayden his first first-round draft pick when he selected him 12th-overall in 2013. McKenzie and the Raiders hoped that he would be the team's franchise cornerback but injuries continued to cost him and he never developed into the defensive player the Raiders had hoped for. 

Hayden will now have a chance to prove himself as he signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions for $5.25 million dollars. The Raiders will look to fill the slot cornerback position that is now left vacant after Hayden's departure.

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Nate Allen: Welcome to Miami

Another day of free agency and the Raiders lost another piece of their defense to another team. 

Safety Nate Allen backed up rookie Karl Joseph last year and played well when Joseph went down with a toe injury. The veteran safety finished the season with two interceptions, three passes defended and 26 tackles.

Joseph is the future of the Raiders secondary but now Reggie McKenzie must fill a depth position and special teams, as Allen played well there.

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Menelik Watson departs for rival Broncos

The Oakland Raiders drafted Menelik Watson in the second round hoping he would be the offensive tackle of the future. Instead, the Raiders got just 17 starts from the former Florida State alum in his four-year tenure with the Raiders. 

The oft-injured tackle is now leaving the team to sign with the Raiders' AFC West rival Denver Broncos. Defensive end Khalil Mack and the Raiders defensive line will now have to go up against him should he remain on the field and stay healthy.

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Stacy McGee heads to Washington

The Raiders went into the offseason with a need at defensive tackle and are now losing some of their depth. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee has reportedly reached a deal with the Washington Redskins, making $25 million over 5 years.

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/839950329307361281

The Raiders will now have to add more depth along their defensive line.

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Raiders lose a couple of special teamers

The Raiders signed linebacker Daren Bates and safety Brynden Trawick last season to help bolster their special teams play but now both teams are departing via free agency.

Both standouts helped the Raiders have one of the best special teams squads in the NFL, and now they're sticking together to join the Tennessee Titans.

Bates and Trawick both got multi-year deals: Bates received a three-year, $6 million while Trawick got a two-year deal for $4.75 million. Both players had over 300 special-team plays last season.

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Malcolm Smith heads across The Bay

The Oakland Raiders lost one of their starting linebackers on the first day of free agency as Malcolm Smith signed with the San Francisco 49ers across the Bay. 

Smith started 14 games for the Silver & Black last season, recording 103 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception. The outside linebacker and former Super Bowl MVP got a hefty raise, reportedly making $26.5 million over five years. He made just $3.5 million last year with the Raiders.

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/839915997452713985?ref_src=twsrc...


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